Janome sewing

Screeching Halt……….

I would like to say that I LOVE my Janome. I’ve had Precious for just about two years now; and she’s been an absolute dream. The more I learn the craft of sewing, the more I discover what she and I can do together. Each discovery of ‘foot’ and ‘plate’ is super exciting to me. Here she is. I love this machine. Is it weird that I consider my machine (Precious) more than just a tool; more like a co-worker? Well, sometimes co-workers get sick or just have an off…

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free motion quilt Janome strip quilt

One Day Wonderwoman Quilt

A very good friend of mine recently turned 40, and so of course, I knew exactly what to get her.  Wonder Woman is a shared hero of ours, and when I found this Wonder Woman fabric in Lens Mills, (despite the crazy high price) I decided WHAT THE HECK you only turn 40 once!!! I already had the perfect navy blue with white stars fabric kicking around, and added some bright red & gold cotton solids from my stash. So here is the trick for making A Quilt in a…

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Janome sew

By the way… NEW Machine!

For Christmas, I received the most wonderful gift ever….. My new beautiful Janome QDC4030!!!! I had my old Brother machine for 12 years; the same machine sewed every curtain, every quilt, every costume for every show I’ve been in or costumed for the last 12 years. And that’s a lot. And never a problem, it was a midlevel machine and did everything I asked it to….but alas, the quiltmaking was starting to prove too much. Tension was never right, no matter what, thread breaking, rough edges on the bobbin case,…

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